Since we live in the United States, and it is my belief that the majority of readers here are American, then logic goes that you've all probably forgotten who I am. (You know, attention spans and all.) Well, I'm Kyle, and I happen to be a contributor here. Sorry about not doing much of that ‘contribution' part in the past two weeks.
Anyhoo, in a little less than two months Minnesota Vikings players will participating in OTA's (no lockouts are nice, huh?), and by all indications, Toby Gerhart should be amongst them.
Lest we forget, it was not only Adrian Peterson who injured his knee last season- his very solid backup, Gerhart, also injured his MCL against Chicago. However, no surgery was deemed necessary, and it seems like that was the right choice. This time. (*cough*SidneyRice*cough*)
According to Jeremy Fowler over at the Pioneer Press, Gerhart had the following to say:
"I should be able to do everything once we get back. I'm still strengthening the quad, and the MCL has healed on its own. The key is just doing more running. I still get a little soreness when I run, but that goes away the next day. I'm on track."
Which is more than good news. While we're all hoping and believing that Adrian Peterson will be back for the season opener, insurance is never a bad thing- especially when that insurance is Toby Gerhart. Even if AP is back, let's hope the team finds a way to utilize the powerful 1-2 running back combo they've got here a bit more than in the past, especially now that Gerhart has shown what he can do.